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For twenty-seven years running, the University of Waterloo has ranked first in Canada as most innovative university.

Waterloo is pleased to provide the President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS) to outstanding graduate students who hold major federally and provincially funded competition-based scholarships.

Do you want to be a part of the University of Waterloo graduate studies community? Explore more than 180+ master's and doctoral programs on our Discover Graduate Studies website.

  1. Mar. 20, 2019UWaterloo 3MT winners are announced

    Fifteen of Waterloo's top Three Minute Thesis (3MT) finalists from across six faculties gathered to compete in the university-wide final event on Wednesday, March 20 in the Theatre of the Arts, ML. With topics ranging from the right to die for mature minors to the value of ornament in Architecture, the esteemed 3MT judges were challenged in selecting just two winners.

  2. Mar. 13, 2019A multi-million dollar alumni donation supports postdocs and graduate studentsFeridun and Calvin Choi

  3. Mar. 12, 2019University of Waterloo 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) finalists announcedThree Minute Thesis

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  1. Mar. 26, 2019Teaching with Confidence (CTE1234)

    Many graduate students experience low confidence in roles as teaching assistants and instructors, as they suddenly find themselves in the role of the "expert", rather than the learner. In this workshop, we will first explore the common roots of this lack of confidence. We will then consider different ways of thinking and strategies that can help all of us to increase our confidence in the classroom.

    Additional information: Registration is required.

  2. Mar. 26, 2019Professional Skills Foundations: Introductory WorkshopProfessional skills development logo

    This introductory workshop is a requirement for participating in the Professional Skills Foundations program, a new professional skills credential for graduate students at the University of Waterloo. 

  3. Mar. 27, 2019How to Make Connections (Master's Students)

    In this interactive workshop, you'll discuss the value of making connections, learn effective networking strategies and develop a "next steps" action plan.

    Additional information: Registration required.

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  1. Mar. 25, 2019Adding fun to your grad life: Connect to your residence communityEkin Eray holds a gingerbread house made during a community event.

    When I first moved to Waterloo 3 years ago for my PhD studies, I didn’t know much about life in Canada. I decided to stay in residences for a term to be close to campus and to get used to the city, and then look for an off-campus options. But I enjoyed living in Columbia Lake Village (CLV) North so much that I never left after I moved in.

  2. Feb. 26, 2019What grad school taught me about startups Lichen Zhang and Lucas Liepert pose with a $5,000 cheque for PriveHealth

    As I work toward the end of my grad studies, it only recently dawned on me how similar the process of building a thesis is to that of starting a startup. If you had told me this two years ago, I couldn't have imagined two paths that I thought were more different.

  3. Jan. 29, 2019Research dissemination as an academic ethos: Reflections from a PhD candidateJason Lajoie and Caitlin Scott at GRADtalks

    I have the unusual distinction of being the first person to be a finalist or selected speaker in all three major graduate research dissemination events at the University of Waterloo: Three Minute Thesis (3MT), GRADtalks, and, most recently, GRADflix. When I was told this, I joked that the University should come up with a name for this category, like the EGOT label used by the American entertainment industry for those who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony.

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